Manchester United could have signed Alphonso Davies in 2018, but trial called off!
This could come as a shocker for some, but the fact is Alphonso Davies was on the verge of being tried for Manchester United. Yes, the premier league giant were on verge of hosting the left back.
As per the Manchester Evening News, United were all set to host the then teenager Davies for a three-week-trial-in January. Davies played for the Canadian club Vancouver Whitecaps back then. Bayern eventually went on signing Davies after his time with Canada’s Olympic Team.
Alphonso Davies has impressed everybody with his amazing contributions in the attacking and defensive halves. He has 1 goal and 8 assists in 29 games for Bayern this season. Davies played for 2257 minutes this season, which is quite excellent.
Alphonso Davies – A Prodigy?
Davies always has shown willingness to represent Canada in the Olympics. He always has been regarded as one of the best North American players, winning the Canada U-17 Player of the year in 2017. His versatility of being able to play on both the flanks caught everybody’s eyes. He scored two goals in a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup match. Davies became the youngest player to score for the Canadian men’s national team.
He also became the youngest to score at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. First player born in the 2000s to score at a top level international tournament.
Alphonso Davies’ strength is his pace, and the ability to look for spaces in the opponent half. He likes to put the opposition defenders out of position. His dribbling ability and progression are also worth noting. He can get much more offensive awareness with time and experience as he plays on.
Alphonso Davies could have been a real game changer for United as an attacking left back, provided they once felt a need for another left back. However, Luke Shah & Brandon Williams have shown intent when called upon.
Davies became the second youngest player in the league when he made his MLS debut at 15. Alphonso Davies is now rated as one of the best fullbacks in Europe right now, but only Bayern could realise his true potential back in 2018. He can prove to be a real deal for Bayern if kept for the future.
Davies in an interview after their 3-0 win against Chelsea said that he wanted to play for Canada in the Olympics.